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San Francisco installs automated counter for bike commuters

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Bicyclists ride by an automated real-time bike counter on Market Street on May 9 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has installed an automated real-time bike counter, also known as a bicycle barometer, on Market Street that will display daily and annual counts. According to the SFMTA, the number of cyclists on the streets of San Francisco has surged 71 percent between 2006 and 2011.